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Has your life been a failure? Let's make your death a success With the twenty-first century just a distant memory and the world in environmental chaos, many people have lost the will to live. And business is brisk at The Suicide Shop. Run by the Tuvache family for generations, the shop offers an amazing variety of ways to end it all, with something to fit every budget. TheHas your life been a failure? Let's make your death a success With the twenty-first century just a distant memory and the world in environmental chaos, many people have lost the will to live. And business is brisk at The Suicide Shop. Run by the Tuvache family for generations, the shop offers an amazing variety of ways to end it all, with something to fit every budget. The Tuvaches go mournfully about their business, taking pride in the morbid service they provide. Until the youngest member of the family threatens to destroy their contented misery by confronting them with something they ve never encountered before: a love of life....

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The Suicide Shop Reviews

  • Kostas Papadatos
    2019-06-08 17:19

    Περίεργο βιβλίο. Αν θα μπορούσα να πω αν μου άρεσε η όχι θα έλεγα πως η ζυγαριά γέρνει σαφώς προς το όχι. Ενώ το θέμα του είναι πρωτότυπο (μικρή επιχείρηση πουλάει ότι χρειάζεστε για να αυτοκτονήσετε), η απόδοσή του μου φαίνεται κάπως πρόχειρη και οι χαρακτήρες από την άλλη επίπεδοι και εκνευριστικοί. Ναι, ναι, μας περνά μηνύματα του τύπου "δες τη θετική πλευρά της ζωής" και το "ποτήρι μισογεμάτο" , μπουρδίτσες. Οι πρωταγωνιστές μας? Ένα ματσο καταθλιπτικοί τύποι. Όχι όλοι όμως, είναι και ο Άλαν, ο Άλαν που θυμίζει την καμπάνια της Amita motion με πρωταγωνιστή τον Τσαλίκη. Πηγή θετικής ενέργειας και χαμογελάτε είναι μεταδοτικό φάση. Αν θα το ξαναδιάβαζα προκειμένου να του έδινα μια δεύτερη ευκαιρια? Όχι. Προτιμώ να κάνω φουσκίτσες με το σάλιο μου παρά να μπω σε αυτή τη διαδικασία.

  • Eve
    2019-05-28 18:12

    "Too many people do an amateurish job. You know, out of a hundred and fifty thousand people who make the attempt, one hundred and thirty-eight thousand fail. These people often find themselves disabled in wheelchairs, disfigured for life, but with us … Our suicides are guaranteed. Death or your money back!" –Mishima TuvacheI don't usually venture into books that I'm not sure I'll like. Probably close minded of me, but there are so many books that I know I will like and not nearly enough time to read them. A friend recommended this little French novella, and I was willing to give it a try because it wasn't very long. She said it was funny, and boy was that the understatement of the year. This book is hilarious! It's a sort of Beetlejuice meets The Hunger Games breakfast mimosa. It makes you question a lot of things, like whether or not you should be laughing...or drinking alcohol before 10 am.Far into the future, the world is on its ninth cat life and people are killing themselves in throngs. To meet the growing demand, the Tuvache family's generations old Suicide Shop has been providing every tool necessary to end one's life. Everything from sepukko paraphernalia to hemlock are in stock and consultations are free. But what is a family to do when their youngest child is so naturally cheerful?! Is there a better solution to a disappointing life other than suicide? Alan Tuvache seems to think so, and his infectious optimism seems to be leaving its mark. A good read if you're looking to read something a bit offbeat and enjoy satire at its blackest.

  • Maria Espadinha
    2019-05-18 18:15

    Estou Feliz!Encontrei o contra-peso ideal para equilibrar aquelas leituras interessantes mas algo pesadas que abordam temas como a guerra, as doenças terminais, o abuso de menores, o tráfico humano, etc, etc:A Loja dos Suicídios:Um negócio familiar, onde se podem encontrar os mais variados e requintados artigos capazes de garantir um suicídio eficaz!Nesta loja o riso é proibido, bem como qualquer outro indício de boa disposição.Há que cultivar uma atmosfera negativa para não afugentar os clientes! O usual "bom dia" é substituído por um "está um dia horrendo, não acha?" e o "volte sempre" por um simples e seco "adeus"!Zelando pela continuidade dum dia à dia negativo, à noite, a mãe conta estórias de suicídios célebres aos seus filhos, para os adormecer.Porém, esta atmosfera negra vai ser afectada pelo sempre sorridente e bem disposto Alan, o membro mais jovem da família, cujo primeiro sorriso foi detectado por uma cliente, era ele ainda bebé:"Esse bebé está a rir!""A rir? Está agora a rir! São caretas! Porque raio estaria ele a rir?""Mas olhe que ele parece estar mesmo a rir!""Bem...seria de admirar se estivesse; ninguém na nossa família alguma vez se riu!""Mishiiiimaaaa! Chega aqui p.f.""Siiimm?! Que se passa?""Esta cliente afirma que Alan está a rir!""Que raio estás tu a dizer, Lucrécia?""Ele deve ter é gases! E por isso está a fazer caretas. Parece que está a rir, mas não!""Repare. Se eu lhe virar os cantos da boca para baixo ele fica com o mesmo ar infeliz dos outros irmãos!""Ok, mas agora liberte-lhe novamente os cantos da boca!""Aaaa! Está a ver ele a sorrir outra vez?""Bem...mas o que deseja afinal?""Uma corda para me enforcar!""Muito bem! Tem tectos altos ou baixos? Não sabe?! Então 2 metros devem chegar! Já vem com um laço na ponta e tudo. Basta enfiar a cabeça, ajustar e pronto..."Logo que a cliente sai, pai e mãe voltam-se na direcção do bebé constatando com pavor que ele está realmente a sorrir!E foi assim que tudo começou a mudar na Loja dos Suicídios..."A Loja dos Suicídios" é uma estória ímpar, que combina humor com suicídio!Tal proeza, não pode deixar de ser recompensada com 5 estrelas :)Nota: a cena que transcrevi foi traduzida directamente da versão inglesa, com algum cunho pessoal. Contudo, tive o cuidado de não me afastar do texto!

  • Nikoleta
    2019-05-26 22:10

    Διασκεδαστικά μακάβριο και πολύ πρωτότυπο! Ποιος θα φανταζόταν οτι ένα βιβλίο που ασχολείται με τον θάνατο σαν... σωστός επαγγελματίας θα είχε χιούμορ, αν κ χιούμορ που... σκοτώνει! Θάνατος κι αστεία λοιπόν για αναγνώστες που ψάχνονται με λίγο πιο ιδιόρυθμη λογοτεχνια.

  • Anna
    2019-06-16 00:11

    Τι γλυκό κι "ευχάριστο" διάλειμμα!!!

  • jo
    2019-05-30 23:13

    Φανταστείτε μια μικρή επιχείρηση που εδώ και δέκα γενιές πουλάει ό,τι χρειάζεστε για να... αυτοκτονήσετε. Καλώς ήρθατε στο "Μαγαζάκι των αυτοκτονιών" με σλόγκαν: "Αποτύχατε στη ζωή σας; Με εμάς θα έχετε έναν πετυχημένο θάνατο!"Ο πατέρας, Μισίμα Τιβάς, με ειδικότητα στους βίαιους θανάτους, διευθύνει την επιχείρηση με πυγμή. Η μητέρα, ειδήμων στα δηλητήρια, κατασκευάζει θανατηφόρα μείγματα. Ο πρωτότοκος γιος ονειρεύεται να δημιουργήσει ένα ξεχωριστό λούνα παρκ με θέμα την αυτοκτονία. Η αδελφή του, που περνάει δύσκολη εφηβεία, θα ήθελε πολύ να δώσει τέλος στην άχαρη ζωή της, αλλά οι γονείς της τη συγκρατούν υπενθυμίζοντάς της διαρκώς ότι κάποιος πρέπει να κρατάει το μαγαζί. Η μοίρα όμως επιφυλάσσει ένα βαρύ πλήγμα σε τούτη τη δυστυχισμένη οικογένεια· τη γέννηση του γιου τους Άλαν. Ο Βενιαμίν της οικογένειας Τιβάς είναι καταδικασμένος με ένα φρικτό ελάττωμα: Πάσχει από... χαρά της ζωής! Ο Άλαν σκορπίζει παντού το γέλιο και την αισιοδοξία και παρηγορεί τους υποψήφιους αυτόχειρες, θέτοντας σε κίνδυνο το μέλλον της οικογενειακής επιχείρησης και οδηγώντας το δύσμοιρο πατέρα του στην απόγνωση...Το Μαγαζάκι των αυτοκτονιών ανήκει στο είδος του Μαύρου χιούμορ. Η ιστορία εξελίσσεται στο μακρινό μέλλον οπού όλες οι θρησκείες έχουν λησμονηθεί πλεόν και το μόνο που τις θυμίζει είναι οι συνοικίες που έχουν ονομαστεί από κάποια θρησκεία η καθεμία. Η Γη μαστίζεται από οικολογικές & φυσικές καταστροφές ( όξινες βροχές, τσουνάμι, λιμοί, πόλεμοι κτλ.) και οι άνθρωποι είναι πολύ καταθλιπτικοί. Οι άνθρωποι αυτοκτονούν σωρηδόν και το Μαγαζάκι των αυτοκτονιών τους προσφέρει όλα αυτά που θα τους βοηθήσουν να μεταπηδήσουν (μεταφορικά και μη) στην επόμενη ζωή τους.Το μαγαζί αυτό το διαχειρίζεται η οικογένεια Τιβάς. Ο πατέρας είναι ο ειδικός στους βίαιους θανάτους και η μητέρα στα δηλητήρια. Την οικογένεια ολοκληρώνουν ο μεγάλος τους γιός ένας ανορεκτικός εφευρέτης με όνειρο ζωής να φτιάξει ένα λούνα πάρκ όπου θα μπορούν να αυτοκτονούν οι άνθρωποι διασκεδάζοντας, η μεσαία κόρη είναι μια άχαρη έφηβη που πάσχει από τρομερά χαμηλή αυτοεκτίμηση και το στερνοπαίδι τους το μαύρο πρόβατο της οικογένειας Τιβάς – ένα χαρούμενο και αισιόδοξο αγοράκι. Είναι ένα πολύ ιδιαίτερο μυθιστόρημα που εγώ το «χάρηκα» έχοντας πάντα στο μυαλό μου ότι είναι χιουμοριστικό, έστω και κάπως μαυριδερό. Αυτό με βοηθούσε ώστε να μην παρασυρθώ από την «θανατίλα» που έζωνε από παντού την ιστορία. Ο συγγραφέας ήθελε να περάσει ένα ξεκάθαρο μήνυμα και το έκανε με μια πολύ βασική γραφή που θύμιζε συχνά παραμύθι, όχι παιδικό αλλά από αυτά που ενδιαφέρουν μεγαλύτερους σε ηλικία.Οι χαρακτήρες είναι πολύ απλά σκιαγραφημένοι, χωρίς ιδιαίτερο βάθος και μαγνητισμό. Υπάρχουν κάποιες συγκεκριμένες κινήσεις τους μέσα στο βιβλίο που σε βοηθούν να τους πλησιάσεις κάπως αλλά για εμένα ο συγγραφέας έμεινε στα πολύ ρηχά νερά των χαρακτήρων του. Μου άρεσε. Με χαλάρωσε, όσο μπορεί ένα τέτοιο βιβλίο να προσφέρει χαλάρωση. Καταλαβαίνω όμως ότι το θέμα του και πολλές σκηνές μέσα στο βιβλίο είναι πιθανόν να αποτρέψουν έναν αναγνώστη από το να το τελειώσει, είναι βαρύ και το μαύρο χιούμορ δεν καταφέρνει πάντα να ελαφρύνει την κατάσταση. Το προτείνω σε όλους όσους μπορούν να ξεπεράσουν την σοβαρότητα του θέματος και να το διαβάσουν με ανοιχτό μυαλό! Θα εμφανιστει και στο spoileralert.gr

  • Maria Bikaki
    2019-05-23 16:56

    «Φανταστείτε μια μικρή επιχείρηση που εδώ και δέκα γενιές πουλάει ό,τι χρειάζεστε για να... αυτοκτονήσετε. Καλώς ήρθατε στο "Μαγαζάκι των αυτοκτονιών" με σλόγκαν: "Αποτύχατε στη ζωή σας; Με εμάς θα έχετε έναν πετυχημένο θάνατο!" Αναρωτιέμαι τι θα γινόταν αν υπήρχε στην πραγματικότητα ένα τέτοιο μαγαζάκι γιατί πολλές φορές καμιά φορά πάνω στην απελπισία μας λέμε δε μπορώ άλλο θα αυτοκτονήσω αλλά τελικά λίγοι κάνουν τα λόγια τους πράξη. Τι θα γινόταν λοιπόν αν υπήρχε ένα μαγαζάκι που σου εξασφάλιζε σίγουρο θάνατο? Ας περάσω όμως καλύτερα στο παρασύνθημα γιατί ειλικρινά δεν είμαι πολύ σίγουρη ότι θέλω να μάθω την απάντηση. Μακάβριο, μαύρο και σαρδόνιο χιούμορ, χιούμορ που…..σκοτώνει για να μιλήσω στη γλώσσα του βιβλίου. Για να μη σας πω ότι κάποια στιγμή νόμιζα ότι θα ξεπεταχτεί από κάπου ο Johnny depp γιατί έπαιρνα όρκο ότι διάβαζα χειρόγραφο ταινίας του Τιμ Μπάρτον για να μη σας πω ότι περίμενα να σκάσει μύτη από καμιά γωνία η οικογένεια Άνταμς. Μέσα από τον ιδιαίτερο αυτό τρόπο γραφής ο συγγραφέας καταφέρνει να ξεγυμνώσει νομίζω την ματαιότητα που κρύβει η κοινωνία μας . Μια μαύρη κωμωδία για τις οικογενειακές σχέσεις ενώ την ίδια στιγμή μέσα από τα μάτια του βενιαμίν της οικογένειας ο οποίος αντίθετα βλέπει τη ζωή με το ποτήρι μισογεμάτο εκφράζεται η αισιόδοξη πλευρά της ζωής. Μια πρωτότυπη πραγματικά ιδέα του συγγραφέα γύρω από την οποία στήνει την ιστορία του, Ένα ψυχογράφημα μιας ολόκληρης κοινωνίας με ένα ανατρεπτικό φινάλεπου δεν περνάει από το μυαλό σας. Αν ψάχνετε για κάτι διαφορετικό και εναλλακτικό μην το παραλείψετε. Καλημέρα σας είπα? Δε σας είπα. Μαλλον για να συμβαδίσω με το κλίμα κακημέρα σας.

  • Kortessa
    2019-06-04 19:58

    The Suicide Shop is the first book of black humour I bought (unfortunately bought). I really wanted to like it because I could not imagine how comedy and morbidity can be combined. I really tried to. I read, and read trying to find something to attract me and keep my interest alive, but unfortunately something like that never happened:-(...Deapite the fact that it was a pretty short book I struggled to finish it. Through the story we follow a family in their small bussiness which is one that helps people in commiting suicide. Suicide in the book is something very usual, by the way. The whole family follows the stereotype of the time, by being sad and miserable. Exçept for their younger son who ia supposed to have a problem, and that is him being happy and content in his life.I believe that the author tries to convey us something deep about the alienation of our society and the frenzy pace of the life we have, but he fails to do so. The book is utterly boring and dull. It is really so and repetitive. The charactera have no developement or depth.Well, I cannot tell it was this specific book I didn't like or the genre it belongs to. As I mentioned before I have never read something of this kind previously...

  • Aggeliki
    2019-06-12 22:18

    Όταν το μαύρο χιούμορ συναντά μια μακάβρια αλλά ταυτόχρονα διασκεδαστική ιστορία όπου το διαφορετικό γίνεται δακτυλοδεικτούμενο μέχρι να εκπληρώσει τον ρόλο για το οποίο έτσι κι αλλιώς ήταν προορισμένο. Αυτό είναι το μαγαζάκι των αυτοκτονιών. Μια μάλλον εύθυμη, με τον δικό της τρόπο, ιστορία κι ένα ευχάριστο "πασατέμπο" ανάγνωσμα.

  • D.J.
    2019-05-31 19:02

    The Suicide Shop by Jean Teule and published by Gallic Books. I first read about it on Scott Pack's blog. Consumed with jealousy over the cleverness of the title, I jumped at the opportunity to review it, hoping to find it was nothing more than a clever title.It arrived on my doorstep as a spiral bound manuscript. I spent several Aspie moments delighting over how it opened out flat without the usual struggle to break the spine of the book...before I forced myself to stop digressing and got on with discovering the contents of 'The Suicide Shop'.The blurb describes it as a black comedy, a term I've seen used many times before without grapsing the concept until I read this novel. It is set sometime in the future and tells the tale of a rather morose and dysfunctional family who are perfectly suited to managing the day to day business of their 'suicide shop'. The fact that they have no repeat customers is testament of their skillful sales recommendations to individual customers. The only aberration in their fur lined rut of misery is the youngest child who, from the moment of his birth, is an inextinguishable ray of golden sunshine.I found the book filled with exquisite imagery: 'Soap bubbles are flying up from it. They rise and fall, float, coloured and shining, in the Suicide Shop. They find their way, carelessly, between the shelving.' 'Something escapes from Mishima's throat like a song that has lost its way.' 'Overexposed in the artificial brightness, he is also haloed by the vibrations of an incredible self-destructive passion.' are just a few examples of the vivid, emotive, literary treasures that await the lucky reader.Towards the end I began to feel the story line was becoming slightly tedious in its predictability. I thought that until I reached the startling surprise of an ending! Then I realised how the last chapters had lulled me into making false assumptions in order to hammer the final message home. I recommend this book to everyone simply on the genius of that alone. This book isn't big, but it is clever!

  • Licinia
    2019-06-15 18:07

    Gostei do titulo, e como sugeria humor negro " A sua vida é um fracasso connosco a sua morte vai ser um sucesso" então não resisti...O primeiro terço do livro fez-me rir, mas a partir daí já não teve nada a ver. Gostei da história pela sua criatividade (ajudar no suicídio), mas este livro tem uma mensagem que nos é deixada pela personagem do Alan que no fim me deixou triste.

  • Evangelia
    2019-06-11 20:02

    Το αγάπησα. Με έκανε να γελάσω μέχρι δακρύων, να χαμογελάσω, να το ευχαριστηθώ αλλά και να συγκινηθώ. Μακάβριο με μαύρο και σαχλό χιούμορ που σε κάνει να θες να τρέχεις συνεχώς τις σελίδες. Άλλωστε είναι τόσο μικρό βιβλιαράκι που και να θες να το αφήσεις λες "κρίμα είναι" οπότε απλώς συνεχίζεις μέχρι να τελειώσεις. Πραγματικά υπέροχο, αν και λίγες οι σελίδες του, προλαβαίνεις να συμπαθήσεις και να γελάσεις με όλους τους χαρακτήρες. Το τέλος; Τελείως απροσδόκητο κατ' εμέ. Με εξέπληξε!! Αν το βρείτε (γιατί εγώ έφαγα τον τόπο να το βρω) πάρτε το χωρίς δεύτερη σκέψη!

  • Conta-me Histórias
    2019-05-21 16:53

    "A loja dos suicídios " é um romance escrito por Jean Teulé. É uma comédia futurista, carregada de humor negro.A sua vida foi um fracasso? Connosco, a sua morte será um sucesso! Este é o lema da Casa Tuvache. A casa Tuvache, ou melhor A Loja dos Suicídios, "é uma lojinha onde nunca entra um raio de Sol". Nesta loja, os potenciais suicidas poderão encontrar todo um manancial para levarem àvante os seus intentos - cordas, pistolas, facas, venenos, quimonos e espadas para a prática do hara-kiri. É uma loja de família, onde nunca se diz "até à próxima" aos clientes.As personagens que compõem a família Tuvache, são cinco elementos atípicos: o pai e a mãe, comerciantes, tomam conta da loja e fabricam eles próprios muitos dos produtos que se vendem na loja, tais como as pedras para afogamento e defenestração ou os venenos; o primogénito, deprimido crónico, anoréctico, que usa ligaduras a envolverem a cabeça, pois sofre de enxaquecas permanentes; a irmã, adolescente indaptada, que esconde o seu corpo sob roupas largas e disformes; e o irmão mais novo, fruto de uma experiência que os pais tiveram utilizando um preservativo furado "daqueles que vendemos para quem quer morrer com uma doença sexualmente transmissível", e que é um grão de areia na engrenagem deste comércio lúgubre - sorri, é optimista, simpático, mostra aos clientes o lado bom da vida e dissuade-os dos seus intentos.Será que esta família poderá mudar?Uma óptima leitura para descontrair, uma história com muita imaginação, cheia de graça e humor negro, que nos leva a sorrir com as ironias da vida.

  • Ana Rînceanu
    2019-06-01 20:15

    I'm not sure if I have a problem with the writing style or the translation, but one thing is clear: the humor fell a little flat for me. With a book like this, where there is linear plot and character growth, language matters. But, what can you do?! This book was a fast read so it was okay.

  • Tao Đàn
    2019-05-19 18:56

    Tên và địa danh trong sách tác giả đã dùng tên của những người nổi tiếng chết vì tự sát. Trong lần xuất bản này ngoài việc dịch mới tác phẩm này, Sách Tao Đàn còn làm thêm phần phụ lục rất chi tiết tên các nhân vật mà tác giả đã sử dụng trong sách cho bạn đọc tiện tham khảo.

  • Stela
    2019-05-22 21:08

    Dans un premier temps, j’ai pensé que le roman de Jean Teulé, Le magasin des suicides, n’était qu’une parodie de la parodie, une sorte d’interprétation à la française de la famille Adams américaine, tant l’humour noir, qui est agressivement présent dès les premières pages, semble parfois facile dans son désir d’épater : l’air compétent des propriétaires du magasin des suicides, qui suggèrent à chaque client la meilleure façon de se suicider, leur propre famille dans laquelle un sourire est motif de panique, les gestes, les paroles et le comportement qu’ils tiennent absolument à être respectés (par exemple on ne dit au revoir qu’aux clients qui n’ont pas acheté, pour tous les autres c’est adieu), le gâteau d’anniversaire en forme de cercueil et la consolation au lieux des souhaits (« Dis-toi qu’il te reste un an de moins de vivre »), tout cela semble tomber souvent en caricature avec des grosses touches, sans beaucoup de finesse. Pourtant, la facilité n’est souvent qu’une illusion, et le lecteur découvre, derrière l’air nonchalant de l’histoire, que les accents sarcastiques de la voix narrative touchent au tragique. Parfois le tragisme se cache derrière les figures – une personnification qui a oublié d’être drôle (« Dehors, le cri du tram un doigt pris aux fils électriques et au fond de la cave tout paraît suicide qui n’ose »), une métaphore qui faillit être ridicule (« Mishima rabat au-dessus de lui la trappe de la cave, allume une ampoule pâlotte puis descend l’escalier de vertige où s’abîme son âme. ») ou une numération des couleurs vives, contrastantes, pour peindre la mort :« Nous avons de l’acide d’anguille bleue, du poison de grenouille dorée, étoile du soir, fléau des elfes, gelée assommante, horreur grise, huile évanouissante, poison de poisson-chat… »Autrefois c’est l’intertextualité, soit une phrase célèbre de Camus mise dans la bouche d’une adolescente, un Sisyphe moderne dont la pierre à porter est devoir sortir de la maison pour voir ses amis, parce que sa mère lui a interdit d’utiliser son portable :« — Pourquoi veux-tu mourir ? lui demande, assis près de sa mère, le jeune Alan qui dessine de grands soleils sur des feuilles de cahier. — Parce que la vie ne vaut pas la peine d’être vécue, répond la fille d’à peu près l’âge du cadet des Tuvache. »Soit des morceaux de l’univers baudelairien adaptés à ce nouveau paysage dystopique où les avertissements publiques – les nouvelles fleurs du mal de la civilisation ont pris la place de la nature :« À la queue leu leu entre les gondoles ils avancent centimètre par centimètre à travers les rayonnages aux forêts de symboles qui les observent avec des regards familiers tête de mort pour les produits toxiques, croix noire sur fond orange pour ce qui est nocif et irritant, un dessin d’éprouvette penchée goutte pour signifier le corrosif, un rond noir d’où partent des traits en étoile indique les explosifs, une flamme symbolise le produit inflammable, un arbre sans feuilles près d’un poisson échoué prévient de la dangerosité pour l’environnement. » Avec son style télégraphique et ressemblant souvent aux indications scéniques des œuvres dramatiques, avec le slogan du magasin avec son air à la fois ironique et menaçant – « Vous avez raté votre vie ? Avec nous, vous réussirez votre mort ! » – et surtout avec sa fin, le roman Le magasin des suicides m’a semblé un conte aussi cruel que le mythe de Pandore, les deux prouvant catégoriquement que l’espoir est le cadeau le plus sadique que les dieux ont pu faire à l’humanité.

  • Bianca
    2019-05-16 18:00

    HAS YOUR LIFE BEEN A FAILURE? LET'S MAKE YOUR DEATH A SUCCESS!The Suicide Shop can help you achieve, well, a good suicide. The Suicide Shop is owned and operated by the Touvache family; the head of the family is Mishima Touvache and his wife is Lucrece Tuvache. They have three children: Vincent is anorexic and suffers from migraines; Marylin is boring, dreary and totally unappealing. And then, there's Alan, the cherubic, smiley, blond boy, who was the result of his parents testing a condom with a hole in it (the one they sell to the people who want to die of sexually transmitted disease). The parents are at a loss to explain the happy disposition and optimism that Alan displays continuously. Will the other members of the family manage to change Alan into being more like them? Read and you will find out.This was such an offbeat, dark and funny novella. And very imaginative. I enjoyed it a great deal, despite death and suicide being at its core. It's quirky, brilliantly dark, and quite different.RecommendedI've received this novel via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks to Gallic Books for the opportunity to read and review this novel.

  • Dana Pencu
    2019-05-30 19:55

    2,5 προς 3 αστέρια! Ευχάριστο βιβλιαράκι με μια αρκετά πρωτότυπη ιδέα και ένα ξεχωριστό μαύρο χιούμορ...υπήρξαν στιγμές που χαμογέλασα, υπήρξαν και στιγμές που συγκινήθηκα ελαφρώς όμως μου φάνηκε κάπως πρόχειρο. Μου φάνηκε οτι είχε μια πολυ ενδιαφέρον ιδέα αλλά δεν ήξερε πως να την εκτελέσει...και διαβάζοντας το τελείωμα!! Πραγματικά... έμεινα άφωνη! Η τελευταία πρόταση καταρρίπτει όλα όσα προσπάθησε να διδάξει το όλο βιβλίο!

  • Kristina
    2019-05-19 21:14

    The Suicide Shop is an original, highly inventive, darkly humorous story. I can't remember the last time I read such an offbeat book. I may need to read it again because the surprise ending really caught me off guard. Altogether it's a quick but enjoyable read. Thank you to Netgalley and Gallic Books for a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

  • Ömer
    2019-06-11 17:53

    3.55/5 "Hayatta başarılı olamadınız mı? Bize gelin, ölümünüzü başaracaksınız." Yorumu için: http://kronikokur.blogspot.com.tr/201...

  • Anastasia Ts.
    2019-06-07 16:04

    Ένα διασκεδαστικό βιβλίο. Ευκολο στην γραφή του, περνάει ευχάριστα η ώρα!

  • Maria
    2019-06-09 20:57

    "A sua vida foi um fracasso? Connosco a sua morte será um sucesso!" "Viver mata." "Mesmo que não corte fundo, apanha tétano.", referindo-se a lâminas com ferrugem. Estes são alguns slogans que os clientes podem ver n' A Loja dos Suicídios. Lá arranjam tudo para um suicídio perfeito. E não há reclamações até porque quem poderia reclamar estará morto.Opinião completa em: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.pt/2...

  • David Katzman
    2019-06-05 20:17

    Abandoned. I like a good anti-humanist, Gothic satire every once in a while. But this was cruel without being funny. It was like The Adams Family plus emotional child abuse. I'm sure it "turns around" by the end, and everyone learns a good lesson. But no. Fuck this noise.

  • Colin McKay Miller
    2019-05-24 17:18

    Most black comedies follow seedy individuals. Often times, the protagonist will have an epiphany (catalyzed by falling in love, discovering family and/or an increasing disenchantment with their seedy behavior) and will begin to change, even if the world they’ve lived in for so long won’t let them. Jean Teule’s The Suicide Shop, however, is a unique and delightful take on black comedy; dropping a hopeful individual into a world gone sour. At the end of the twenty-first century, the world is in increasing disarray and more and more people are looking to take themselves out. Though the Tuvache family can’t actually just kill these melancholy people, they can sell them the perfect means of ending it all—concrete blocks, guns with one bullet, poison candies—from their suicide shop. Even the Tuvache children willingly work there—the headache-riddled Vincent (with his constantly bandaged head), and Marilyn, who feels she’s too overweight and unattractive to ever find love—until the youngest Tuvache, Alan, comes along. Alan loves life, is full of joy, and his blunt hope could ruin everything. Visitors to the shop want to be around his smiling face and upbeat music. They don’t seem to mind that he’s switched their poison or replaced their concrete block with Styrofoam. Everyone enjoys Alan except his parents, who are trying to thwart him in order to keep their death business afloat. Most of the joy of The Suicide Shop is seeing how annoying Alan’s hope can be in the bleakest of situations. Very few deaths appear on the page and the ones that do are eerily affecting. At 170 pages, it’s an easy, swift read, but much of the dystopian surrounding is axed with the minimalism, and it’s clear that the setting’s only purpose is to create a universe where the suicide shop could (publicly and openly) exist. This minimalistic bend also dulls much of the impact of the story, as there’s simply not enough there for it to go deeper than the great humor and the fleeting poignant moments. Then there’s the ending: It’s one of those endings that has an immediate impact, but that you start debating the merits of thirty seconds later. Here I am a few days later and I’m still not sure what to think of it. It’s not cliché. It’s more like one of those things that has to happen for the story, even if it’s not what should happen for the characters. Inevitably, when it comes to being a short, fun read—all the while bending the conventions of black comedy—Jean Teule’s The Suicide Shop easily makes the grade. Three stars, but reaching higher.

  • Nata
    2019-05-16 20:08

    O carte scurtă și fără multe pretenții. Un subiect amuzant, dar destul de sumbru. Un oraș în care lumea se sinucide la fiecare minut. Despre o familie care are un magazin cu diferite accesorii care te ajută să-ți pui capăt zilelor. Toți membrii familiei poartă prenumele unor sinucigași. Nimeni nu trebuie să zâmbească, să fie vesel și optimist. Cu toate astea, mezinul familiei e împotriva curentului, cântă toată ziua și e binedispus. Ba mai mult decât atât, încearcă să convingă fiecare client care pășește pragul acelui magazin de sinucideri să-și schimbe opțiunile, pentru că viața e frumoasă și merită trăită. Treptat, magazinul nu mai este cel de altădată, clienții vin și se distrează, nu mai căuta mijloace sigure de a muri. Drăguț de tot subiectul acestei cărți. Vă sugerez să-l citiți. Să vă fie cu spor ;)

  • Sandra
    2019-06-05 20:02

    Este pequeno livro é de uma originalidade que roça o absurdo mas com humor... bem negroPortanto, trata-se de uma família dedicada a proporcionar a qualquer alminha mais cabisbaixa uma morte e/ou suicídio ideal. E seria de esperar que se trata de uma família feliz, uma vez que fazem aquilo que mais gostam. Mas não. São infelizes e também eles desejam um adeus desta vida tão dolorosa.Mas há alguém que tem um plano. Um plano para reformar a loja dos suicídios, a família Tuvache dos seus propósitos, e mesmo a sociedade que vê na loja dos suicídios um apoio para um momento final decisivo e descansado.Alan, o filho que ninguém esperava e que vai virar o mundo de todos do avesso.Alan, a surpresa maior do livro... até ao momento final.Ai aquele final

  • Lammoth
    2019-05-16 21:02

    Тьоле не хаби напразно изреченията и бързо ни въвежда в един пост-апокалиптичени свят, погълнат от сивота и депресия. Семейство Тюваш притежава магазин за самоубийци, в който предлагат въжета за бесене, ръждясали бръснарски ножчета, отровни ябълки и други джунджурийки, с които да задоволи "желанията" на клиентите си. Вследствие на скъсан презерватив се ражда и третото им дете - малкият Алан (кръстен е на Алан Тюринг, който е един от бащите на компютъра и който се самоубива като изяжда ябълка потопена в цианид. Някои смятат, че това е причината Ейпъл да имат емблема с отхапана ябълка). Алан се различава останалите, озарява с щастие и усмивки всичко наоколо, за шок и ужас на родителите му.Макар семейство Тюваш наистина да напомня за семейство Адамс, а "Магазинът за самоубийци" донякъде на "Книга за гробището" от Геймън, Тьоле е създал свой собствен свят, чийто тъмни краски и фин хумор се открояват, при това без да отнема на читателя много време.Пълно ревю: http://lammothsblog.blogspot.com/2012...

  • Isaura Pereira
    2019-06-12 22:14

    Uma comédia negra muito "leve". Opinião completa no blog: http://jardimdemilhistorias.blogspot....

  • Aslı Dağlı
    2019-05-23 21:53

    Yorumum icin -> Instagram: dagli_asli<3

  • Sara
    2019-05-17 22:53

    O livro é engraçado carregadinho de humor negro.